Renault and Dongfeng's joint-venture, the Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company, has announced plans to build its first electric vehicle in China.

Renault and Dongfeng's joint-venture, the Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company, has announced plans to build its first electric vehicle in China.

The company was tight-lipped on specifics but confirmed the model will be based on the Fluence Z.E. and go into production at the Wuhan plant in 2017.  Little else is known about the model but the automaker revealed it will be "commercialized under a local Dongfeng brand for the Chinese market only."

There's no word on specifications but the Fluence Z.E. had a 22kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that developed 95 PS (70 kW) and 226 Nm (167 lb-ft) of torque.

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